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Sara Deirdre Longley

Estate planning Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Ivy Law Group PLLC, Sara D. Longley

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sara

Learn Sara’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    25%
    Advice and drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and medical directives.

    15 years, 2 cases

  2. Probate
    25%
    Advising the Personal Representative or estate beneficiaries, drafting and filing necessary court documents, and estate tax return preparation.

    14 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    25%
    Advice and drafting of wills both simple and complex. Also advice and drafting of "living wills" also known as medical directives or advance directives for life-sustaining treatment.

    15 years

  4. Power of attorney
    10%
    Advice and drafting of powers of attorney for financial and health care decision-making.

    15 years

  5. Trusts
    10%
    Advice and drafting of different types of trusts to benefit family members, hold assets, mitigate estate taxes, or supplement government benefits.

    11 years

  6. Tax
    5%
    Advising and research on tax matters.

    11 years

I have been in practice since 2007, and a solo attorney since 2009.  I practice mainly in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate, and I enjoy helping my clients plan for their futures and their families.

During law school, I took advantage of opportunities towork for social justice.  I was selectedas a John J. Curtin Fellow by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty,and worked to improve legal access for homeless people.  I also served as a Legal Advocate for theUnemployment Law Project, winning favorable decisions for many clients.  I worked on the federal Corrie v. Caterpillar case, which alleged aiding and abetting under the Alien Tort Claims Act.  During my final summer in law school, I externed with the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division.

When not in the office I work in my garden, knit, and race sailboats whenever I have the chance.

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Location

Ivy Law Group PLLC
1734 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA, 98107

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Reviews

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Posted by Dana | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and personable!
I have both consulted with Sara as an attorney, and hired her to do my estate planning documents. Sara is quite knowledgeable and incredibly thorough in her work. In addition, she is pleasant to work with. I am very glad I chose to work with Sara and highly recommend her for your legal needs.
Posted by Chris | May 1, 2010
Very helpful, highly recommended
Sara Longley helped me find my way out of a difficult business situation. I had been to several lawyers before with less helpful and much more expensive results. Because this was not her area of expertise she charged me very reasonably, but was dilligent about doing the research necessary to advise me expertly. She was very willing to listen to my perspective but did not hesitate to tell me where I needed to focus in order to have a good legal outcome. I highly recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Longley Law PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Rains Law Group
  • 2007 - 2009

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2013
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Pitzer College
  • BA
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McAllister v. Mullen
  • Settlement favorable to the claimant
  • Estate of Doyle
  • Decedent's Will was upheld

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • co-Chair 2016-17
  • 2007 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • John J. Curtin Fellowship
  • American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Sara
Business Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sara and I have had multiple conversations about her experience and practice. Anyone that needs assistance in the multiple areas Sara practices should contact her for guidance."
Tax Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Friend
"Sara knows all things tax and I always think of her when I have a tax-related question. I wholeheartedly recommend Sara for your tax-related needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is smart, thorough, and genuinely cares about her clients."
Business Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very helpful and detail oriented...really knows her stuff!"
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sara is a dilgent, passionate and dedicated lawyer. I endorse this lawyer's work."
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